Meet the Administration Team
Dr. Dustin Dykes, Principal
Ms. Benita Blackwell, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Heather Burley, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Heather Burley is a native of Henderson Georgia. She is a graduate of Georgia Southern University where she received a Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education in Social Science and a Masters of Curriculum & Instruction.
Mrs. Burley has been an educator for twenty-one years as a Social Studies teacher. During that time, she has taught in Calhoun, Dekalb, Peach, and Macon counties. The last five have been at Northside High School. During her tenure as a teacher she served as department chair, course team leader, cheerleading coach, track coach, homecoming coordinator, and black history program coordinator. She believes that learning is infinite. A person never stops learning. There are always new skills to acquire and more information to absorb.
Mrs. Burley has been married to William Burley since 2003. They have twin boys who are entering their junior year of high school. All of her extra time is spent at church, watching football, basketball and any other activity her children participate in.
Dr. Candida Fielding, Assistant Principal
Dr. Candida Fielding is a native of Augusta, Ga. She is a proud alumni
of Fort Valley State University where she received a Bachelor's of
Science in Biology and became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,
Inc. She received her Masters of Education in Secondary Education from
Grand Canyon University and her Doctorate of Education in Instructional
Leadership with a minor in Curriculum and Instruction from Nova
Dr. Fielding has been an educator for twelve years; six years as a Biology teacher at Twiggs County High School and the last six years here at Northside High School. Over her tenure she has been a member, chair, sponsor, and director of many programs and committees. As a teacher she believed in giving students opportunities to laugh and learn at the same time. "School should be a place where students are actively learning and laughing. We all learn best when we enjoy the learning process." It was not uncommon to see Dr. Fielding standing on a lab bench pretending to be a tree to teach an introduction to natural selection. Technology, fun, and engagement are vital to the learning process.
Dr. Fielding has a host of God-children, nieces, and nephews. Yet, every student at Northside is treated as if they are her own. She is an educator who gives love and respect to all of students and supports them fully as they strive for success and excellence. Her passion as an administrator is rooted in the need for students to be prepared for the world on every level and respecting others and themselves in the process.
Mr. Charles Myers, Assistant Principal and Athletic Director
Mr. Mark Jones, Assistant Principal
Mr. Mark Jones joined the Northside faculty in 2023. He began teaching in 2004 and most recently taught eighth grade Georgia History at Northside Middle. He is a proud graduate of Northside High School. He received his Associate's degree from Georgia Military College, his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Georgia College and State University, and his Specialist's degree from Georgia Southwestern.
Mr. Jones has also been a football and basketball coach and enjoys all sports. In his free time, he enjoys any endeavor that includes spending time with his family.